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Portrait Photography
April 27th, 2018


Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography

What is portrait photography?

Portrait photography is the kind of photography where the focus is on the face or the facial expressions of a person or a group of people. The equipment, lighting, backdrop and poses are all geared towards showcasing the facial expressions of the subject.

Types of portrait photography

There are many types of portrait photography but the most common one is the traditional portrait where the subject is looking directly into the camera.

Then there is candid portrait photography where the subject doesn’t acknowledge the photographer.

Environmental portraits where the subject is captured in its natural environment such a construction worker working on site.

Lifestyle portraits are the ones that capture the ‘feelings’ or ‘emotions’ of the subject being captured. This is typically the style that is used for family portrait photographs.

Other portrait photography types include glamour portraits, abstract portraits, and creative portraits.

Portrait Photography at Jefferson Studios

Jefferson Studios has been doing portrait photography at our Bristol studio since 1995 covering all types of portraits for all kinds of events be it wedding, engagement, birthdays, graduation or anniversaries.

Over the years, we have helped thousands of Bristol residents capture their important life memories. Not just that, we have constantly improved our services by upgrading our studio equipment to the best available as well as keeping up to date with the latest portrait photography techniques.


Our Bristol Photography Studio Location

Jefferson Studios is located in Bedminster, just ten minutes from the city centre. With on street parking located at the back of our studio, there is also free parking bays across the street and a free car park at the end of the road. Our Photographers Jeff & Malc have been working in the industry for over 20 years and know the success of any portrait is the interaction between you and the photographer, with many families coming back year after year, why not check out our testimonials page to see what they are saying.

Our studio is fully kitted out with an infinity background and Bowens professional lighting, we use only the best equipment including Nikon full frame professional cameras. There is a range of background colours and props, the studio is fitted with air conditioning for those warmer days and heated in the winter months.

Portrait Photo Shoot

The photo shoot itself is FREE. We do charge a £25 Deposit on booking, which is fully refundable when viewing your images. If you do need to cancel your booking all we ask is you give us 48 hours notice and you’ll be refunded your money.

Most of our sessions last up to one hour, within that time we hope to give you between 50 – 80 images to choose from.

Our studio is capable of holding large families and is also ideal for Babies, Newborn’s, Birthdays, Pregnancy Photography, Engagements, Graduations, and Anniversaries. Why not bring your Pet too!

Portrait Photo Shoot – The Viewing

After the portrait session, you’ll be able to book in your viewing. Images are usually ready within a week of the shoot. There is no obligation to purchase or any hard sell, just a relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy your images.

Portrait Photography Prices and Special Offers

Four 7×5 Two 12×8 prints £125
Four 12×8, Four 7×5, Two 6×4, And High Res C.D £199
One 20×15 Acrylic Framed Print, Four 12×8, Three 7×5, Two 6×4, And High Res C.D £249
One 20×16 Canvas, Four 12×8, Five 7×5, And High Res C.D £299
One 30×20 Canvas, Four 12×8, Eight 7×5, Eight 6×4, And High Res C.D. £399

Individual print prices

6×4           £25
7×5           £30
9×6           £35
12×8         £40
15×10       £60
18×12       £70
20×16       £100

Studio Hire Bristol
March 28th, 2018



Looking for a fully equipped, state of the art photo studio hire in Bristol?

Jefferson Studios “white coved infinity studio” is conveniently located at 80 West Street, Bedminster, Bristol and is available for hire for just £40 P/hr.

Jefferson Studios Rental Details

One hour £40.00
Four hours £120.00
Eight hours £200.00

The approximate dimensions of the studio are: 15 x 20 feet and a height of 10 feet. Ideal for portraits, product photography, stills and even film.

We have a range of paper and canvas backdrops in various colours and all set on pulleys. Need anything specific? Just let us know in advance.

Bowens Esprit lighting.


Benefits Of Using a Rental Photo Studio

The most obvious benefit is that you don’t have to spend a big amount upfront to set up your own studio but there are other reasons as well:

Fully controlled environment – No need to worry about rain, sunshine, temperature, wind or any of these factors that can affect your results when shooting outdoors.

Professional Gear And Equipment – You get access to top notch equipment, gear and props – all of which is not always available when you are working outdoors. This is especially true for photographers just starting out in their careers who can’t afford all that equipment and gear yet.

Access to professional help – If you are new to working in a professional photography studio, our team at Jefferson studios is always available to assist. When you rent our studio, be sure that you are in safe hands.

How To Book Our Studio For Hire

Just gives us a call and let us know the rent duration and any other requirements. Our team will assist you promptly and book you for the selected duration.

Commercial Photography
February 28th, 2018

What Is Commercial Photography?

Commercial Photography pertains to the type of photography where the subject is captured in a way that increases its marketability. When done right, Commercial Photography can be a great tool to advertise or sell a product, brand or a persona.

Commercial Photography At Jefferson Studios

Whether you need commercial photography for your product, advertisement, magazine or TV, business card or brochure, brand or persona – Jefferson Studios has got you covered.

Jefferson Studios commercial photographers have an extensive, diverse portfolio achieved by producing creative imagery for a variety of different companies. Clients range from small independent businesses to multinational corporations including Lloyds Bank, Axa Sunlife and Asda to name a few.

We have continued to build and expand our commercial client base steadily each year and love the challenge of meeting with the people behind the business and working with them to take things forward.

We offer studio based shoots, popular for product advertising, promotion and website updates, alternatively we come to you, photographing business premises, personnel and products as required. With our mobile studio fully equipped with the latest camera and lighting equipment we can tailor our work to your specific requirements.

Our client base covers the whole of the U.K


Jefferson Studios Commercial Photography Prices

We offer flexible pricing options so you can choose the package that fits your specific needs. You can choose to get your commercial photography done at our Bristol studios or if you need our service on a location of your choosing, we can make it happen.

Here is our pricing:

£10 individual Items studio based work
£175 per hour
£400 half day
£600 full day

Price of British passport to increase
January 31st, 2018

The price of applying for a new passport is going to increase in March 2018 by £3.00 if you apply online and £12.50 if you apply by post.


The Home Office announced it’s going to increase the cost of passports, it will now be more expensive to apply for a new passport.


New cost of passports: (from 27th March 2018)


Online application for adult £75.50 – Postal £85.00

Online application for child £49.00 – Postal £58.50

One day premium service – £177.00 for adult

One week fast track – £142.00 for adult


Renew now to beat the increase


You can renew early and carry over any time you have left on your old passport, up to a maximum of nine months.

Jefferson Studios take passports and visas photographs for babies and newborns. We have specialised equipment to help you hold your baby and our professional staff will guide you in holding your baby or newborn to get the best results. We know this is a tricky job and that’s why we have trained our staff to be patient while working with babies in order to ensure a stress free experience for the parents.

British, European and Worldwide passport photographs and visa photographs are available for all ages. Turn around time is approximately 5 minutes, depending on which specification you require.


Call today to book your appointment. In most cases we can fit you on the same day.





British, European and Worldwide passport photographs and visa photographs
January 9th, 2018

British, European and Worldwide passport photographs and visa photographs are available for all ages. Turn around time is approximately 5 minutes, depending on which specification you require.

Why Jefferson Studios?

All our adult and baby passports/Visa photographs are checked using the latest passport photographic information and are guaranteed to pass. We use the latest camera and lighting equipment to ensure that your passports/visa photographs are of the highest quality.

When you come to Jefferson Studios, you are in the hands of experts who have all the knowledge and experience that’s required to give you a hassle free passport photography service.

We also handle passports and visas photographs for babies and newborns. We have specialised equipment to help you hold your baby and our professional staff will guide you in holding your baby or newborn to get the best results. We know this is a tricky job and that’s why we have trained our staff to be patient while working with babies in order to ensure a stress free experience for the parents.

Jefferson Studios is located in Bedminster, Bristol, just ten minutes from the city centre. We have on street parking located at the back of our studio, there is also free 30 minute bays across the street, and a free car park at the end of the road.

Call today to book your appointment. In most cases we can fit you on the same day.



Costs vary between £8.00 and £15.00 depending upon the particular type of passport photographs and visa photographs needed.

Standard British and European Adult £8.00/Baby £10.00

Other worldwide passports and visa photos £8.00 to £15.00 depending on specifications

India Passport/Visa/OCI £10.00

USA Passport/Visa £10.00

Canadian Passport (50×70) £15.00

Click on your country in the pictures below for exact information and prices


Bedminster Studio Location

Easy to reach from the centre of Bristol and serving the surrounding areas of Brislington, Ashton Vale, Clifton, Keynsham, Whitchurch, Hartcliffe, Longwell Green, Hanham, Kingswood, St Pauls, Fishponds, Redland, Abbots Leigh, Horfield, Yate, Embersons Green, Filton, Henbury, Hambrook, Dundry, Chew Magna, Stanton Drew, Pensford, Downend, Winterbourne, Bradley Stoke, Staple Hill, Frenchay, Soundwell, Warmley, Avonmouth, Shirehampton, Pill, Portbury, Portishead, Westbury-on-Trym, Lawrence Hill, Bishopsworth, Highridge, Felton, Clevedon and Nailsea passport photographers are available for baby passports, indian visa, uk driving licence and all types required.

New Mobile Passport Studio

Can’t get to our Studio in Bedminster?

We now have a mobile studio, ideal for anyone living in Congresbury, Claverham, Backwell, Yatton, Cleeve, Weston-Super- Mare, Nailsea, Wrington, Puxton, Hewish, Sandford, Locking, Old mixon, Hutton, Uphill, Bournville, Worle, Kingston Seymour, Churchill, Winscombe, Shipham, Banwell, Langford, Long Ashton, Redhill, Axbridge, Wraxall, Cheddar, Winford, Worle, Failand, Blagdon, Tickenham, or Clevedon.

Call 07787 141130 or 0117 983 0335 to book an appointment.

Digital Photo Restoration
December 9th, 2017


At Jefferson Studios one of our most popular requests is to fix and repair old or damaged photographs. We understand that back when digital cameras were not as common as they are now, physically printed photographs was the only option.

Unfortunately, these photos can get damaged, torn or faded over a period of time and turn your cherished memories into broken pieces of paper. No matter how much care you give to them, a disaster flood, fire or a spill of drink can strike any time and ruin your old photos.

But worry not, we know how to bring back these photos to their former glory.

How It Works

Our digital photo restoration and repair process offers image enhancement techniques to repair tears, creases and scratches. Our team at Jefferson Studios have been restoring your favourite images to their former glory for nearly 20 years.

Our photographic restoration prices include colour correction and removal of blemishes as standard, we only charge additional fees if the image needs a vast amount of work, we will advise you on this before we proceed.

We start by making creating an “electronic negative” of your damaged photo. All the work is done on this electronic negative while your original photo stays untouched.

We then proceed to fix your image using advanced photo retouch, color, and repair techniques using the latest software to fix your image. We can reduce or enlarge any image to fit frames of your choice, pendants, pockets or rings.


6×4     £2.00
7×5     £3.50
8×6     £5.00
12×8   £8.00

Reduction of image to fit locket/pendant/ring – £15.00

Restoration to repair damaged face or large crack please add £5.00

We offer discount for large orders or multiple prints.

Digital images can be emailed to us. Alternatively you can send your images in the post or drop into our studio.

Free School Re-Shoots
October 20th, 2017

Jefferson Studios School Photography Service is an all-inclusive service that covers everything your school needs. Whether it’s a traditional or a modern school, our professional school photographers can cater to your needs.

Our services include

Portraits – Our creative photographers are able to create top-notch school portraits that are bound to impress everyone.

Groups – Getting everything in order and managing to capture a crisp, professional class group photo can be hard but with years of experience under our belt working with schools in Bristol, we make it a hassle-free experience. Whether you need group photos in a formal or classic setting or a fun, casual environment, we can make it happen.

Sports Teams – Showcasing your school’s sports team in the best way possible is our strength.

Staff ID – Your staff needs photos for ID cards? Our team can handle it.

Other services – We also provide photography services for school events, staff display boards, school website images and prospectus portfolio photos.

Free School Re-Shoots

Not convinced with how your child’s school photos turned out the first time? Worry not. Just visit our Bristol studio for a free school re-shoot. Even if your child goes to a school that we don’t serve directly, you are welcome to come visit us for a re-shoot.

Looking for a an experienced school photographer that can bring the best out of your school and its students? Give us a call today!

Looking for gift ideas
August 22nd, 2017


Looking for a special gift for a loved one that stands the test of time and stays with them forever?

What better way to do that than by gifting them a Jefferson Studios photoshoot gift voucher.


Our photography gift vouchers make the ideal present for Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s & Father’s day, graduation, anniversary, valentine’s day and just about any event that you would want to capture forever.

We have a range of different vouchers available. These can be purchased in any denomination with either the amount visible or if you want, the value can be removed to just show the portrait sitting and pack of pictures purchased. Our gift vouchers are packaged beautifully and are sure to make an impression on whomever you gift them to.

How it works
All of our vouchers can be purchased over the phone or direct from the studio. Once you have purchased a voucher, you can just gift it to that someone special and they can claim their shoot by scheduling with us over the phone anytime they want. Our

Gift Voucher Prices

We cater for all type of budgets that’s why we have gift vouchers ranging from £25-£100. For more pricing details and how the vouchers look like, please have a look at the pictures below.

Mobile Passport Photograph Service
July 21st, 2017

We offer a mobile passport photograph service in Bristol and surrounding areas.

Got in an accident and can’t move around too much but need to re-new your passport photos?

Too sick to go outside? Disable or too sick to go outside on your own? If you are going through any of these situations or something else that is stopping you from getting your passport photos captured in a studio?

Jefferson Studio’s mobile passport photography service is here to rescue.


Just call us for an appointment and get your professionally done passport photos in the comfort of your home.


How It Works
One of our professional photographers can attend your home or work place and provide you with instant passport or visa photographs to the correct size. Your passport photographs will be printed on site while you wait.

All passports and visa are checked using the latest information, and guaranteed to meet the strict guidelines set out by each country.

We can handle adult and baby passport and visa photos for almost every country. We have been doing this for a long time and we keep upto date with the ever-changing requirements and regulations of different countries.

Appointments are welcome anytime please call for availability.

We charge £35 to attend, which includes a set of passport or visa photographs. Extra persons are charged at our normal rates for example £8.00 for a set of U.K. passports. (Adult price) Payment is taken at the time of booking.

Areas Covered
We cover about a 10 mile radius around Bristol and also as far down as Weston-Super-Mare.


Professional Mobile Passport Photographers for Bristol, Bath, Long Ashton, Bedminster, Southville, Bishopsworth, Headley Park, Whitchurch, Hartcliffe, Withywood, Clifton, Congresbury, Claverham, Yatton, Nailsea, Staple Hill, Langford, Churchill, Mark, Axbridge, Winford, Backwell, Failand, Keynsham, Portishead, Clevedon Yate, Chippenham, Soundwell, Kingswood, Bitton, Thornbury, Warmley, Wick, Weston-Super-Mare, Almondsbury, Radstock, Chipping Sodbury, Shepton Mallet, Saltford, Patchway, Winterbourne, Corsham, Chepstow, Somerset, North Somerset

As Seen on T.V.
June 22nd, 2017


SUN 25th June 10.05pm Channel 5

Channel 5 shoots a shoot @ Jefferson Studios

Back in Late February, a Channel 5 production team came and spent some time with us, they were filming as photographer Jeff shot a model portfolio.

As part of the new Bodyfreaks series, this episode is following three girls, who’s lives have been heavily influenced by Barbie. That’s right, Barbie the fashion doll launched by Mattel in 1959 and still going strong today.

The segment of the episode that Jefferson studios were involved in took place at the Bedminster studio, model Jade, Barbie look-a-like was filmed during a model portfolio shoot, here are a few samples of what Jade got up to, watch the program to get a fuller incite into the Barbie phenomenon.

The episode will air on Sunday 25th June at 10.05pm, or you can always watch it on catch up.


Body Freaks


Jefferson Studios Photographers Bristol have over 40 years combined experience in the field of photography. They have built up a vast knowledge of all types of photography and have continued to adapt in order to stay at the forefront of ever changing photographic technology and style.

Jefferson Studios photographers Bristol pride themselves on their experience, expertise and quality of service.Whether you require passports, portraits or would like us to share and capture unforgettable images of your special occasions, you can depend on us.

"Really friendly photographers, brilliant studio and no hard sell. Posed pouting, clandestine smiles or a simple passport photograph available in their studio. They capture your special day as though it is their own and I have no hesitation in recommending Jefferson Studios to everyone."

"They made my cousins wedding unforgettable. I recommend them as excellent wedding and portrait photographers."

"Thanks so much for taking such lovely pictures of our wedding day! You both did a brilliant job and lots of people commented on how nice you were. Thanks again."